Hkg-tpe

Old May 6, 04, 9:39 pm
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I just noticed that there now seem to be 42 daily nonstop HKG-TPE flights on 6 different carriers. I would think this indicates enough demand that SQ could make money on at least one daily flight due to brand loyalty. Does anyone expect SQ to reintroduce HKG-TPE?
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Old May 7, 04, 3:18 am
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There is so much competition, on carriers ie, Dragonair, CX, China Airlines, Eva, Thai, that fares are really low, so SQ would I'm guessing probably not benefit from this route
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Old May 7, 04, 9:03 am
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The CX/CI fares on the HKG-TPE is very high on a per mile basis. Sure, there is a lot of competition, but demand is hugh. Virtually all traffic between Taiwan and China is funneled through this route. The problem is that most travellers prefer to fly CX/CI as they have close to hourly service. When SQ flew HKG-TPE, they had to sell at around half of the fare CX/CI charged and still had trouble filling their seats. IIRC SQ only flew three flights per week. I would love to see SQ coming back to this market but I am not holding my breath.

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Old May 7, 04, 10:32 am
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I don't know how significant the traffic is, but IIRC this SQ route HKG-TPE was also intended for people who want to connect to SQ30 (or SQ6 previously) TPE-LAX. It's been a while since I last flew on that route so do correct me if I am wrong.
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